Running only half the race distance, the Petron x 4 Oras ng Pilipinas acts as the stepping stone to the 8 Hour Philippine Endurance Challenge (PEC). This allows new teams and drivers to prepare and shape up for the full-blown enduro in December. But this 2018, the bite-sized race is about to get a lot bigger when it teams up with the newly-formed 12 Hour Kalayaan Cup.
Presented by Petron Corporation as the official fuel and oil partner, it’ll now feature a mixed grid that starts at exactly 5:00 AM on June 12 at the Clark International Speedway (CIS). Teams running the 4 Oras ng Pilipinas then gets the chequered flag at 9:00 AM. But those in the 12 Hour Kalayaan Cup continue on ’til the race ends at 5:00 PM… if they can last the distance that is.
The rules, however, remain the same. Teams must have between 2 to 6 drivers (minimum of 3 for the Kalayaan Cup) and may opt to enter any of the 4 categories.
The RP Class is for full-blown race cars fitted with a roll cage and kill switch. Slightly modified cars with OEM doors, windows, and A/C can join the FM-1 (150 hp and up), FM-2 (100 to 150 hp), and FM-3 (less than 100 hp) classes. Lastly, the Manufacturer’s Cup is reserved for showroom stock vehicles with no modifications except for safety equipment.
Given the race distance, teams must be fully-prepared for pit stops, re-fueling, and tire changes. Hopefully though, safety car periods will be kept at a minimum this year.
Registration is now open at P20,000 per entry for either the Petron x 4 Oras ng Pilipinas or 12 Hour Kalayaan Cup. Join both events and pay only P30,000, while additional categories entered is P5,000 per class. There is a maximum of 35-car grid and the first 25 registrants gets FREE 60L of fuel from Petron.
Please submit your entries by filling up the Pre-Registration Form.
Hit the link for the full Sporting & Technical Regulations rule book.
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